Profession street lighting electrician

Street lighting electricians construct and maintain electric power transmission and distribution in street lights. They maintain, test and repair street lights in compliance with safety regulations.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Electric current

    Flow of electric charge, carried by electrons or ions in a medium such as an electrolyte or a plasma.

  • Transmission towers

    Types of tall structures which are used in the transmission and distribution of electrical energy, and which support overhead power lines, such as high voltage AC and high voltage DC transmission towers. The different types of tower designs and materials used for its construction, and the types of currents.

  • Electrical discharge

    Tthe qualities and applications of electrical discharge, including voltage and electrodes.

  • Electrical power safety regulations

    The compliance with safety measures which need to be taken during the installation, operation, and maintenance of constructions and equipment which function in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical power, such as the appropriate safety gear, equipment handling procedures, and preventive actions.

Skills

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Repair underground power cables

    Identify damage and perform the required repairs, as well as perform routine maintenance, to underground power cables used in the transmission and distribution of electrical energy.

  • Inspect underground power cables

    Inspect the underground power cables during installation or repair activities in order to identify faults and assess the extent of damage or need for repairs, and to ensure they are correctly installed and maintained.

  • Install power lines

    Install cables and networks for electricity distribution on the street, in the fields and in buildings, and put them into operation.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain electrical equipment power engineering calculate needs for construction supplies read electricity meter assess areas for power line installation repair overhead power lines inspect construction supplies test procedures in electricity transmission follow safety procedures when working at heights electricity consumption inspect overhead power lines ensure compliance with electricity distribution schedule advise on safety improvements handle veterinary emergencies ensure safety in electrical power operations respond to electrical power contingencies